Pittsburgh's Outdoor Dining Scene

Enjoy the best food the city has to offer while basking in the outdoor culture of the city itself.

Meat & Potatoes

649 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

If you aren't paying attention, it is easy to overlook the spacious outdoor seating at Meat and Potatoes. Be sure to check their regular specials and offerings prior to your visit as their menu changes often. Also, for something different check out their industry night on Mondays. You can count on amazing food and drink specials as well as some of the coolest dishes in Pittsburgh.

Carson Street Deli

1507 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Tucked away behind Carson Street Deli is a lovely patio just begging for visitors to come enjoy a cold beer and a hearty sandwich. If you have trouble deciding on a sandwich from their enormous menu, the staff is usually happy to let you turn any sandwich into a slider so that you can order a few to nosh on. Also, be sure to check their schedule as the owner loves to offer free beer tastings throughout the month.

The Porch at Schenley

221 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

It doesn't get much more scenic than Schenley Park on a sunny day. The outdoor seating at Porch gets you a beautiful view of the park and the opportunity to enjoy some of the great food offered by Porch. If you play your cards right, you may even get the opportunity to check out the roof top garden where they keep their own bees and grow produce used by the restaurant.


620 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Biergarten offers an extremely unique city view as their gorgeous rooftop bar is sandwiched in between some of the city’s larger buildings. Although they offer a limited German beer hall style menu on the roof, you can just go right downstairs to the Commoner for a more formal dining experience.

Cafe Du Jour

1107 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Cafe Du Jour offers a very intimate dining experience in the historic South Side of Pittsburgh. Once you are tucked away in their little garden it becomes easy to forget that you are in the heart of the city. With a high-end menu that changes seasonally, you still get a great sense of value by taking advantage of the BYOB policy. 

Pusadee's Garden

5321 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Pusadee's Garden is the absolute crown gem of the Pittsburgh outdoor dining scene. In addition to the fantastic Thai food and serene garden setting, restaurant goers are permitted to bring their own beverages to enjoy in the garden. Be sure to call ahead to reserve an outdoor table as Pusadee's can get very crowded on any beautiful evening.

Double Wide Grill

2339 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

The Double Wide Grill has been a long-standing staple of the Pittsburgh community due to their awesome outdoor seating and fun atmosphere. They offer a large array of vegan and vegetarian options, so even the dietary conscious can get down on the BBQ scene.

Gaucho Parrilla Argentina

1601 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Although their outdoor seating is very limited, Guacho Parrilla is one of the best restaurants in the city. As you sit in their lovely outdoor space you can enjoy the rich thick smell of burning oak wood which is used in the Argentinian tradition to cook all of the amazing dishes served by Guacho.

Il Tetto

942 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

On top of the city’s popular three-tiered restaurant sits rooftop beer garden, Il Tetto. Offering 36 different drafts, wine and cocktails, this bar is complete with a variety of appetizers and a retractable glass roof allowing people to enjoy the unique Pittsburgh views year-round!

Redfin Blues

100 Waterfront Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Relax and enjoy the warm breeze while dinning with the view of the mighty Allegheny river. Located on Washington’s Landing, Red Fin Blues is the North Shore’s only waterfront grill. Enjoy the open-air bar complete with a variety of beers and cocktails, including Pittsburgh’s own Wigle Whiskey! With mouthwatering dishes, fantastic drinks and an atmosphere you can’t beat, Redfin Blues is a must-see restraint this summer!

Terrace on Fifth

1014 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Get ready to experience Pittsburgh’s largest outdoor patio and fully enclosed penthouse bar, Terrace on Fifth. Steps away from the PPG Paints arena, this trendy uptown lounge is ideal for private events or grabbing a drink before a concert or Penguins game!

Nola on the Square

24 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Located in the heart of the lively Market Square, Nola is a New Orleans Jazz restaurant serving authentic Creole dishes. With live jazz and blues music every Friday and Saturday night and a lovely patio setting, Nola On the Square has expanded Pittsburgh’s culinary culture and fills Market Square with delicious smells and vibrant music. 

The Abbey on Butler Street

4635 Butler St #2906, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Inside the city’s unique neighborhood of Lawrenceville sits a renovated funeral home with multiple bars, a coffee shop, a restaurant and one of the city’s largest outdoor patios. Whether you head there for a coffee at 7 a.m.  or a cocktail at midnight, you can enjoy the Abbey’s large outdoor seating space that surrounds a stunning swan fountain. 

Federal Galley

200 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

This unique food hall serves a variety of different foods because it is actually helping Chefs start up their own restaurant! Four different Chefs are located in the Federal Galley so there are options for everyone. Bring your friends and family and enjoy brunch, dinner or cocktail hour outside on their gorgeous patio. 

Roland’s Seafood Grill

1904 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Overlooking the bustling Penn Avenue is the patio deck of Roland’s Seafood Grill! A part of the city’s Historic Strip district for over 60 years, this Italian restaurant doesn’t stop at pasta. They offer a wide variety of seafood, surf and turf, wood fired pizzas, and of course a breathtaking view of the city!  

Coughlin’s Law

10 Virginia Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211

This kitchen and ale house is relatively new to the Mount Washington neighborhood but is attracting families as well as young crowds with their gorgeous outdoor patio overlooking the city, delicious drinks, and fun events. Check out their website for menus, events and more!